Achalasia of the Esophagus in Association with Renal Cell Carcinoma Academic Article Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Gastroenterology
  • Societies, Medical


  • A case of secondary achalasia due to renal cell carcinoma is presented. The patient presented with typical clinical, radiologic, and manometric features of achalasia, and was found to have a renal cell carcinoma with metastases to lymph nodes in the region of the cardioesophageal junction. Direct esophageal involvement could not be demonstrated, however. Complete symptomatic remission was obtained with a single hydrostatic balloon dilatation of the cardioesophageal junction and was maintained until the patient's death 7 months later, perhaps as a result of regression of paraesophageal nodal metastases following radiotherapy, immunotherapy, and chemotherapy.

publication date

  • January 1991



  • Academic Article


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1572-0241.1991.tb06959.x

PubMed ID

  • 1962628

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1812

end page

  • 6


  • 86


  • 12